ORI­GINS:

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The Arau­cana orig­i­nates from Chile and it is widely held that the name is de­rived from the Arau­ca­nia ter­ri­tory in the north of the coun­try. The in­dige­nous In­di­ans of this re­gion had cre­ated this form of jun­gle fowl and it was ob­tained by the Span­ish when the trav­elled South Amer­ica. Lit­tle is known about its an­ces­try and sci­en­tists to­day are still try­ing to es­tab­lish if, in its orig­i­nal form, it is linked to the an­ces­tors of the do­mes­tic chicken, or is in fact com­pletely un­re­lated.

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